Find Us

730 Spring Dr,
Toquerville, UT 84774

Phone: 435-767-9550

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Laura Parks
Admissions Director
Phone: 775-291-7717
Rochelle Morales
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 435-619-4354


Lava Heights Academy is a residential treatment center for male and female teens 12-18 offering comprehensive arts therapy programs covering all four arts modalities; music, drama, art and dance/movement therapies. Lava Heights Academy’s therapists and arts professionals work with teens that have psychological, emotional, behavioral, social, and other developmental challenges;  reaching them in ways traditional talk therapy cannot. The arts provide a way for students to communicate and overcome complex feelings, fears and struggles when words alone are not enough.


  • Licensed therapists and mental health professionals (Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LSAC)
  • Clinical assessments and testing
  • Weekly individual session
  • Weekly family session via telephone
  • Single gender specialty groups (positive peer culture, substance abuse, self esteem, adolescent identity boundary issues, anger management, trauma, attachment, experiential)
  • Adolescent Identity development groups
  • Chemical dependency addiction groups, 12 step program, NA/AA meetings, Living in Balance Program
  • Student and family therapeutic course work required
  • Full medical care available
  • Abuse/Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Brain Science, Neuro feedback & Brain Mapping


  • 24 hours Supervision – Positive peer culture environment
  • Social skills – Leadership skills
  • Problem solving skills – Time management skills
  • Positive Values development – Community service projects
  • Healthy living – Psycho-educational groups


  • Oppositional defiant
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Adoption/attachment issues
  • Poly-substance abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Adolescent identity boundary issues
  • Anger management
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self destructive behavior


Students accepted to Lava Heights Academy are most commonly boys and girls ages 12-18 who exhibit behaviors that prevent him or her from thriving in the home environment. Students may have a history of emotional problems such as poor self-esteem, poor coping skills, lack of anger management skills, Depression, Anxiety, Poor impulse control, Eating disorders and/or other self harm, History of drug or alcohol abuse, History of poor school performance, History of abuse or neglect, Developing parent-child conflict issues, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Body Image disorders, or other self-destructive behaviors.